What is people?

  • (noun): The common people generally.
    Example: "Power to the people"
    Synonyms: multitude, masses, mass, hoi polloi
    See also — Additional definitions below

People

A people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as in an ethnic group or nation. Collectively, for example, Jews are known as "the Jewish people", European Gypsies comprise the bulk of "the Romani people", and Palestinian Arabs have started to be called "the Palestinian people".

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Personal Life - Religion and Name
... My people were Yoruba, and their culture survived slavery (...) My father found out about that when I was a kid, and it gave me all I needed to know that, hey, I was somebody, even if ... a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people ... And that's a terrible burden on black people, because they don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted." ...
Bal Thackeray - Illness and Death - Funeral
... On the day of his death, Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh said "I appeal to people to remain calm and maintain law and order ... People came from across Maharashtra for his funeral including the party's strongholds of Thane, Raigad, Pune, Aurangabad and Konkan regions ... Police said that 200,000 people walked alongside the hearse and were later joined by others on the way to the cremation site ...
People From Bitola
... Further information List of people from Bitola Some notable people born in Bitola are Nikolce Noveski, footballer Karolina Gočeva, singer Hristijan Spirovski, pianist Janko ...
California - Infrastructure - Water
... for water rights, is one of the most well-known examples of the lengths people will go to in order to secure adequate water supplies ... said "We've been in crisis for quite some time because we're now 38 million people and not anymore 18 million people like we were in the late 60s ...
Yorba Linda, California - Demographics - 2010
... The population density was 3,208.8 people per square mile (1,238.9/km²) ... The Census reported that 64,044 people (99.7% of the population) lived in households, 97 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 93 (0.1%) were institutionalized ... The population was spread out with 15,792 people (24.6%) under the age of 18, 5,574 people (8.7%) aged 18 to 24, 13,848 people (21.6%) aged 25 to 44, 21,414 people (33.3 ...

More definitions of "people":

  • (noun): The body of citizens of a state or country.
    Example: "The Spanish people"
    Synonyms: citizenry
  • (noun): Members of a family line.
    Example: "His people have been farmers for generations"; "are your people still alive?"
  • (verb): Fill with people or supply with inhabitants.
    Example: "People a room"
    Synonyms: populate
  • (noun): (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively.
    Example: "Old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

Famous quotes containing the word people:

    Hell is a city much like London—
    A populous and a smoky city;
    There are all sorts of people undone,
    And there is little or no fun done;
    Small justice shown, and still less pity.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    All our civilization had meant nothing. The same culture that had nurtured the kindly enlightened people among whom I had been brought up, carried around with it war. Why should I not have known this? I did know it, but I did not believe it. I believed it as we believe we are going to die. Something that is to happen in some remote time.
    Mary Heaton Vorse (1874–1966)

    A mental disease has swept the planet: banalization.... Presented with the alternative of love or a garbage disposal unit, young people of all countries have chosen the garbage disposal unit.
    Ivan Chtcheglov (b. 1934)